New Queensland Recreational Boating and Fishing Guide available now


A NEW edition of the Queensland Recreational Boating and Fishing Guide is available in time for the summer holidays.

Fisheries minister Leanne Donaldson said the free 2016-17 guide was the perfect companion for the hundreds of thousands of Queenslanders who enjoy recreational fishing and boating.

“The guide is a comprehensive booklet with important updated information about boating and fishing rules and regulations,” Donaldson said.

“There have been a number of changes to Queensland’s fishing and marine safety laws, and I encourage people to grab a copy of the new edition to ensure they are across the current rules,” she said.

The new guide covers the latest requirements for recreational freshwater fishing permits after the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme (SIPS) was expanded on 1st July 2016, and some minor changes for recreational boat owners also came into effect on 1st September 2016.

The guide also includes information about fish size and possession limits, the restrictions that apply to fishing gear in Queensland to protect fish stocks and closed season dates for certain species.

Marine park zoning is also covered with maps identifying the Great Barrier Reef and Moreton Bay Marine Park zones.

Copies of the guide will be available at bait and tackle stores and local Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol offices, or can be ordered through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23.

For more information the new rules visit the Fisheries Queensland website or download the free “Qld Fishing” app.

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